13 October 2016

Mentor Graphics Partnership with RTI Enables Secure Embedded Solution for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

  • Mentor Graphics and RTI partnership enables the creation of heterogeneous distributed systems that leverage the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard to communicate reliably and securely.
  • By establishing a software chain of trust that begins with hardware power-on, the system, inclusive of the RTI Connext® DDS middleware, can be authenticated, validated, and trusted.
  • Pre-integration of Connext DDS with Mentor® Embedded runtime platforms reduces risk, cost, and time to market.

WILSONVILLE, Ore., October 13 , 2016 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced its partnership with Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the industry’s largest embedded middleware vendor for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) development. The combination of Mentor® Embedded technologies and the RTI Connext DDS (Data Distribution Service) middleware now provides security from the hardware up through the software stack for secure distributed embedded systems communications, suitable for industrial, medical and mil-aero applications.

Pre-integrated with Mentor Embedded runtime platforms, RTI Connext DDS enables OEMs and systems integrators to develop high-performance, real-time, safe and secure embedded systems with reduced risk, lower development costs and faster time to market. 

"The IIoT disruption will bring immense value to nearly every industry. To meet the challenges, IIoT builders need end-to-end connectivity with security,” said Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI.  “Combining many technologies is a real challenge. An ecosystem of vendors with integrated products accelerates projects with much lower risk.”  

The Mentor Embedded-RTI solution is standards-based, flexible and supports leading-edge multicore runtime platforms. Mentor Graphics was the industry’s first embedded software vendor to provide a comprehensive heterogeneous multicore framework for system-on-chip (SoC) development. Together with RTI, Mentor’s solution can be extended to provide real-time communications for heterogeneous distributed systems, independent of physical transport (Ethernet, wireless, shared memory, serial, etc.). Mentor customers can now rely on consolidated distributed industrial systems for components to share data securely with each other – critical for IIoT embedded development. 

“Secure real-time communications for distributed systems is crucial for the IIoT market. Our broad portfolio of embedded technologies integrated with the RTI’s DDS middleware ensures system communications that are reliable, real-time, and secure,” stated Scot Morrison, general manager of Mentor Graphics platform business unit. “Our expertise in heterogeneous multicore enablement and security provides the ideal embedded solution that our customers require for today’s IIoT development.”  

Product Support and Availability

The RTI Connext DDS technology supports the Mentor Embedded portfolio of runtime and tools products including Mentor Embedded Linux®  with Connext DDS Professional, and the Nucleus® real-time operating system (RTOS) with Connext DDS Micro. As the relationship expands, additional integrations are planned with Connext DDS Secure and for systems requiring safety certification, Nucleus® SafetyCert with Connext DDS Cert.

For more information on the Mentor Embedded and RTI Connext DDS solution, visit the website: www.mentor.com/embedded. See our demonstration in the Mentor Graphics booth #606 at ARM TechCon in Santa Clara October 25-27, 2016. Register today to learn more in the upcoming webinar, “Industrial IoT: Scaling Systems Reliably and Security,” November 2, 2016.

About Mentor Embedded

The Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Embedded developers can create systems with the latest processors and micro-controllers with commercially supported and customizable Linux-based solutions including the industry-leading Sourcery CodeBench and Mentor Embedded Linux products.  For real-time systems, developers can take advantage of the small-foot-print and low-power-capable Nucleus RTOS. For more information, visit www.mentor.com/embedded.

About RTI

RTI provides the connectivity platform for the Industrial Internet of Things.

RTI Connext® messaging software forms the core nervous system for smart, distributed applications.  RTI Connext allows devices to intelligently share information and work together as one integrated system. RTI was named "The Most Influential Industrial Internet of Things Company" in 2014 by Appinions and published in Forbes.  RTI customers span the breadth of the Internet of Things, including medical, energy, mining, air traffic control, trading, automotive, unmanned systems, industrial SCADA, naval systems, air and missile defense, ground stations, and science. RTI is the world's largest embedded middleware provider, privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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